|Forum topic by Cratemaker||posted 07-07-2014 05:15 PM||723 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-07-2014 05:15 PM
Since this is my first post I will introduce myself. My name is Maxwell, I’m 35, and the owner of a small but growing business reproducing WWII Military items, focusing primarily on wood products (crates, desks, tables etc…) I am a Machinist/Welder by trade but I have fallen in love with woodwork!
SO here’s my question: I have a 4210 Porter-Cable 12’’ Dovetail Jig ( http://www.portercable.com/jigs/ ). It works great for the smaller crates we build, but I have a rather large project we are attempting for the first time. In a nutshell, its 1” thick pine material, 7/8” wide dovetail. I can fit this in my fixture and hold it, but I do not have the proper jig to achieve the spacing I need. So should I …..
A) attempt to contact Porter Cable or someone who makes custom jigs and have a jig made?
B) buy an entirely different tool with adjustable spacing?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Like I said, I’m a machinist by trade, so everyday is a new lesson in the wood shop!